Our Research

What are the origins of biodiversity?  We study tropical butterflies from South America to understand evolution at the population and species level. We like genetics, and are doing a lot of genome analysis at the moment, but also think that we need to understand development, behaviour and ecology to make sense of evolution. So our research ranges across all of these topics.

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Butterfly Research assistant needed

April 13, 2015

We are looking for someone to work part-time in Madingley looking after our butterfly stocks and caring for Passiflora plants…

Phylogenetic incongruence in the Heliconius tree

January 30, 2015

Well done to Krzysztof Kozak who has just published his first PhD paper in Systematic Biology, which is now available…

Internship to study sexual conflict and diversification

November 21, 2014

We are seeking a research intern to work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama from February/March 2015…

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